[map]Patterns for Personal Web Sites

Patterns for Personal Web Sites

These patterns for creating personal Web sites have been distilled over the last few years from the most interesting personal Web sites I've found. For more information on these patterns, please read the introduction.

These patterns were last revised in July of 2003. For a summary of changes, see the revision history.

The patterns are grouped by subject:

  1. Content
  2. Structure
  3. Time
  4. Navigation
  5. Technology

Content Patterns

Content patterns focus on what your site contains.

Structural Patterns

Structural patterns describe three levels of organization: the site, individual pages, and links.

Site structure

Page structure

Links: the three Rs

Temporal Patterns

Temporal patterns guide how your site changes over time.

Navigation Patterns

Navigation patterns provide guidelines for designing site navigation.

Technology Patterns

Use technology patterns to make your site more useful, not less.

Last updated 8 July 2003
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